Biographies, Memoirs All books
Between Two Cultures
A subtle and sensitive account of a private part of Bertrand Badie’s life, which sheds new light on his interest in world affairs.
The Farmer and the Hot Air-Eaters
“How can we willingly obey, abandon ourselves to rote statements, accepting them as truth, without ever examining them?
A Musical Life
More than 30 years of French cultural life, especially that of music, by a world-class participant. A series of portraits of French and international artists and intellectuals, at the heart of contemporary creation.
A short, intimate, and heartfelt book, the latest conversation to which Jean-Claude Carrière invites us
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing The Other Great President
An original biography that convincingly and in a remarkably well-informed way develops arguments that support its position.
Annick Perrot, Maxime Schwartz
Pasteur’s Nephew Or the Adventurous Life of Adrien Loir, Scholar and Globe-Trotter (1862-1941)
The book reads like a novel, part biography, part story of the development and history of Pasteurian science as seen through the life of Adrien Loir.
The Scholar, the Fossil, and the Prince From the Lab to Palaces
A storyteller with amazing talent, a scientist who is happy to reveal to the greatest of figures other facets of his personality: adventurous, refined, and full of humor.
Georges Cuvier Anatomy of a Naturalist
The second of three volumes, this one dealing with scientific work between 1795 and 1803; the third will deal with the later years of the greatest biologist of his time.
Bits of Existence
Short, narrative texts in which Aldo Naouri reflects on his formative life experiences that constructed the man he became and the pediatrician that has taken care of children his entire life.
A Biography of Alberto Giacometti
A fascinating narrative that recounts the life of a major artist and his relationship with his work and with creation, in which relationships with those close to him, notably with his mother, played an important role.
Sylvie Le Pelletier-Beaufond
A François Roustang Reader
A pivotal, essential book that enables the reader both to enter into the thinking of François Roustang, and one that carries on his work. The last book thought of and conceived by François Roustang with Sylvie Le Pelletier-Beaufond.
Chateaubriand’s Memoires from Beyond the Grave Selections chosen and presented by André Miquel
For the 250th birthday of François-René de Chateaubriand: colloquia, commemorations (Saint-Malo, Combourg, Châtenay-Malabry) celebrate the great writer.
A Shell in the Middle of the Ear Science, Education, and Other Shores
Written with happiness, with multiple formulations and aphorisms, this book is an invitation to meditate on the beauties and contradictions of life.
A Life on Pointe Dance as destiny
The story of an exceptional principal dancer which in a very beautiful style offers an impassioned look at her life. With Ghislaine Thesmar, the reader enters fully into that long line of transmission of the art of dance, one that is constantly renewed and enriched.
René Depestre, Marc Augé
Good Evening Tenderness
The life of an intellectual, revolutionary, and adventurer. An important figure in the négritude movement, alongside Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon. An original reflection on identity and skin color. A look back on his revolutionary dreams and the Cuba regime, in the time of Castro and Che.
Origins of Man: Origins of a Man Memoirs
Richly illustrated, the memoirs of a great paleontologist, a man of exceptional breadth and an indefatigable story-teller, world-renowned prehistorian, and award-winning French scientist. The story of a life dedicated entirely to studying, explaining, reconstituting, understanding, telling about, and conveying the history of human beings, and the mystery of our origins.